The Museum of Modern Art: Painting and Sculpture

Bruce Nauman, Human/Need/Desire, 1983, The Museum of Modern Art. © 2009 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Artstor is collaborating with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to share more than 1,400 images of works from its permanent collection in the Digital Library. The images have been selected from the museum's unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture. The works in the Department of Painting and Sculpture represent a comprehensive overview of major artists and artistic movements from the late 19th century to the present, including masterworks by Umberto Boccioni, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Gauguin, Natalia Goncharova, Frida Kahlo, Vasily Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keeffe, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Fernand Léger, Rene Magritte, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Auguste Rodin, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Vincent van Gogh, and Andy Warhol, among others.* These selections will join two other collections that MoMA has shared through Artstor for scholarly and educational use: the Architecture and Design and the Exhibition Installation Photograph Collection from The Museum of Modern Art Archives.

The Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1929 as an educational institution and is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Its permanent collection consists of more than 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects, as well as approximately 22,000 films and four million film stills. The museum also maintains a library and archives to support research and scholarship related to modern and contemporary art. In 2004, MoMA completed the most ambitious building project in its history; Yoshio Taniguchi's design nearly doubled the museum's space for exhibitions and programs.